Pueblo businessman Louie Carleo has been named the 2014 recipient of the Golden Lion award by the Sons of Italy in America Grand Lodge of Colorado.   The purpose of the event is to honor Italian-Americans who have shown their leadership and generosity in their communities. Carleo was heavily involved in establishing the Southern Colorado Cha...

Per arrivare su in cima, si devono percorrere 373 gradini. E lì ti accoglie una enorme statua del Sacro Cuore di Gesù scolpita da un artista italiano, che guarda dritto verso valle. Intorno a te, le Montagne Rocciose. In fondo, la città di Denver, che sembra come una cattedrale nel deserto.   Si presenta così il picco più alto del Mother's C...

Dear Colleagues, Please find below a CfP for AAIS 2015 at the University of Colorado, Boulder, 26-29 March. CfP AAIS 2015, University of Colorado, Boulder "Italy between the two World Wars: literature, culture, society".    This session focuses on the examination of the Italian cultural context between the two World...

Rita's Italian Ice signs its thirtieth area development agreement for Colorado and Wyoming. Rita's strategic growth plan constitutes area developers to pioneer Rita's icy treats while bringing innovative growth to their expansion plan. Area developers are Rita's enthusiasts and work closely with the franchisor to acquire new franchisees in their te...

Welcome to the block, Trencento Quindici Decano. Translating to 315 Dean to honor its street address, the St. Regis welcomes the new restaurant to its Aspen property this June, bringing hand-crafted Italian cuisine to the mountains.   Executive Chef Thomas Riordan and Executive Chef David Viviano, joining The St. Regis from The Westin Phoeni...

As Denver has grown, the Highlands has become known for its ample selection of neighborhood eats. But while many restaurants in this area are often inundated by big crowds and long waits, there are still a few more hidden gems waiting to be discovered.   Spuntino, with its relaxed atmosphere and stream of regulars, is one Highlands eatery th...

We've brought the best Italian gelato to Colorado. From Italy. Now we need your help to open our first retail location in Boulder. NOTE: This is a new version of a previously-uploaded project. Due to outside funding, our goal has changed from $50,000 to $10,000.   In the last 18 months we've perfected our recipes, created a solid wholes...

Forget what the map says. "Italy didn't used to be a country," says Nick Haley provocatively. "It was kingdoms. Regions — each one practicing its own traditional cuisine. Each one staying within its borders."   But not Haley. The Zino Ristorante executive chef and co-owner likes to mix it up a little — it's one of the benefits of being a con...

By Casey Logan    In 1910, Antonio and Nunziata Pirruccello emigrated from Sicily. They arrived in Omaha's emergent Little Italy neighborhood, where they started a few businesses, owned a number of properties and raised nine children of various talents. More than a century later, the offspring of those children, and the one surviving s...

This spot in Colorado's Vail Valley is so picturesque that a family stopped at nothing to build their home here - even if it meant shelling out $1 million just on the driveway. The Italian-inspired mansion, which has incredible 360-degree views across the mountains, has now gone on the market for a tidy $29.5 million. Homeowner Dick Rothkopf,...